Students Interning Across the Globe
From Fortune 50 companies to nonprofits to a medical clinic in Peru, approximately 180 Illinois Wesleyan students are gaining valuable experience through internships this summer.
• Kat (Mason) McCreery, a 2004 Illinois Wesleyan graduate and former all-conference catcher for the Titans, has been named head softball coach.
• Ten Illinois Wesleyan women and one man have earned All-Academic honors for their combined efforts in competition and in the classroom from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
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A west Bloomington neighborhood will see a wave of housing revitalization, thanks to a $1.5 million grant to a new community group whose partners include Illinois Wesleyan's Action Research Center (ARC) and the city of Bloomington.
ARC Coordinator Deborah Halperin said IWU involvement included Jenny Long '13, who helped with research as part of the University's grant writing seminar and interned with the West Bloomington Revitalization Project (WBRP) last spring; Matt Lalonde '14, whose Tool Library at the WBRP will gain support from grant funds; Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw, who is the housing chair of the WBRP; and University Librarian Karen Schmidt, city council member and WBRP board member.
• Chair and Professor of Educational Studies Irv Epstein published the chapter, "2011 Social Movements and Global Youth Protest: The Chilean and Spanish Cases," in Conversaciones Con Un Maestro (Liber Amicorum): Estudio interdiciplinar de disciples y colegas en homenaje al professor Dr. D. Jose Luis Garrido, Catedratico Emerito de Universidad. Ediciones Academicas, 2013, pp. 193-216.
Additionally, Epstein presented "The Whole World Is Watching Volume II: 2011 Student Protests in Chile, Spain, and the United States" at the XVth Comparative Education World Congress sponsored by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies in Buenos Aires
on June 25.
• Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding was an invited panelist at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers for a session entitled, "Fighting over Lab Goals." He also organized and chaired a session on "Quantum & Condensed Matter Labs Beyond the First Year."
• Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke published "Colorblindness vs. Race-Consciousness – An American Ambivalence" in The Society Pages.
• An Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Scholarly Communications Roadshow, co-presented by Scholarly Communications Librarian Stephanie Davis-Kahl, was reported in the North American Serials Interest Group newsletter.
• Josi Banales '14 participated in a prestigious and highly competitive Summer Research Opportunity Program at the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan this summer, and wrote an entry on their blog about her experiences.
• Tim Black '84 was the leading vote-getter this spring among three candidates for two six-year terms on the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees.
• With support from Kickstarter, Warwick Johnson '07 has released a comic book, The Empty Grave: Daddy's Little Girl.
> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.
Friday, Aug. 9 -- Admissions Preview Day
Through Aug. 10 -- Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- Art Exhibits -- The exhibit "Ground" features work by artists Robert Fifield, Claire Hedden and Doug Johnson. Summer gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 12-3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 16 - Monday, Aug. 19 -- International Student Orientation
Saturday, Aug. 17 - Monday, Aug. 19 -- MALANA Pre-Orientation
Saturday, Aug. 17 - Monday, Aug. 19 -- Engaging Diversity pre-orientation program
Tuesday, Aug. 20 - Sunday, Aug. 25 -- Turning Titan: New Student Orientation
Monday, Aug. 26 -- Classes begin: See the Academic Calendar
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Titans In The News
Joseph Daniels '13 will depart for Nicaragua on Aug.13 to begin training as an environmental education volunteer with the Peace Corps.
Washington City Paper
Co-composer & actor Vaughn Irving '06 discussed his musical, Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk, one of two recipients of the Director's Award at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.
Linnea Windel '85, president and CEO of Visiting Nurses Association Health Care, has been named West Suburban Philanthropic Network's Nonprofit Executive of the Year.
A $1.2 million state grant will enable Illinois Wesleyan to complete sprinkler installation at all campus residence halls.
Peoria Journal Star
Seven-time NBA All-Star Jack Sikma '77 is branching out into the business realm of basketball with Intrepid Sportswear.
Head Women's Basketball Coach Mia Smith, a cancer survivor, is "a winner on and off the basketball court."
The (Kankakee) Daily Journal
In addition to performing with the Sugar Creek Symphony & Song, Jeremy Ayres Fisher '07 is performing with Opera Saratoga in New York and in Savannah, Ga.
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